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Could be impossible to diagnose but you guys have performed miracles before

My internet connection keeps failing.
It could work for days and then cut off for anything between a couple of minutes to a couple of days.

this week its been doing it every day for hours at a time.

It has no pattern, Happens at seemingly random times.

I can connect to other networks so I'm pretty sure It's not a problem with my PC/wifi dongle.

I can connect to the router but it tells me I am 'connected with limited access'

I live in a shared accommodation and have no physical access to the router.

I don't know any of the account information to give BT a call and try to get this fixed.

And I have no idea what model/make router it is.

Thanks for the help in advance

EDIT: My router occasionally shows up twice on my network connections and I can connect to either but with limited access.
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What are the usage habits of other people connected to this router?

Depending on the device it is possible to peg the CPU/RAM of the router with behavior such as torrents or game browsing (server list) due to a plethora of NAT translations being established.
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What are the usage habits of other people connected to this router?

Depending on the device it is possible to peg the CPU/RAM of the router with behavior such as torrents or game browsing (server list) due to a plethora of NAT translations being established.
Pretty sure most of my house mates use it for facebook and not much else but I can't be sure.

as to the second part of your post I really don't understand what you just said, sorry.
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Ok well your just kinda screwed with that setup. first you have no physical access to the router to determine what is going on. As you stated you do not even know the make and model.

Really the only thing I can suggest is request access to the device or get your own ISP.
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Ok well your just kinda screwed with that setup. first you have no physical access to the router to determine what is going on. As you stated you do not even know the make and model.

Really the only thing I can suggest is request access to the device or get your own ISP.
Thought that might be the case, tried contacting my landlord about it but he just blames us for downloading torrents and maxing the connection/download limit. As far as I know none of us do this.

Time to get my own internet me thinks.
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Have you tried changing which channel the wifi is operating on? wireless phones and interfere with the signal and if a neighbour has a wireless phone on the same channel it could be kicking you off.. personally if you cant run a cable try these.. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/262753

they plug in to your power socket and runs your connection through them..
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Have you tried changing which channel the wifi is operating on? wireless phones and interfere with the signal and if a neighbour has a wireless phone on the same channel it could be kicking you off.. personally if you cant run a cable try these.. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/262753

they plug in to your power socket and runs your connection through them..
Don't think that would help. I have no access to the router because it is in the house next to mine, the landlord owns them both and thought it would be ok for us to share one connection.

Thats why I'm not totally sure of the browsing habits of others.
Edited by pyra - 5/6/11 at 9:07am
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Ick.
I would never use someone else's random shared (I'm assuming also either unsecure or WEP) internet access, at least without an encrypted proxy. You never know if they're capturing portions of your data as well as presents issues such as you have outlined with problems with the equipment.

Therefore having your own connection would be extremely advised.
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